One of the most recognisable art moments in the 20th century, Surrealism sought to release the artists of perceptual limitations and explore ideas of the subconscious mind. Our range of prints will make for an interesting conversation starter!
Emerging after World War 1 in Europe, surreal art or surrealism was at the forefront of an artistic revolution that incorporated the element of surprise, non sequitur and juxtapositions into artistic expression that sought to unblur the lines between the real world and the dream world. The art form was designed to allow the subconscious to ‘take flight’ in such a way that its expression would be unhindered and, through the concept of ‘psychic automatism’ produce work that represented the ‘real functioning of thought’. This exploded into a cacophony of well-known and never before seen surreal artworks across Europe, most notably those of Salvador Dali, Andre Breton and Yvan Goll.